10.31.2009

november 5 day of action for a poverty-free ontario

If you're a student in Ontario, I hope you're already aware of this important action, but just in case...

On Thursday, November 5, Ontario students of all ages and levels will take to the streets and campuses, calling for a poverty-free province. This diverse coalition of concerned citizens is asking for:
  • Reduced Tuition Fees
  • Affordable Child Care
  • Public Housing
  • A Living Wage
  • Quality Public Health Care
  • Employment Equity
  • Raise in Social Assistance Rates
  • Fair Employment Insurance Rates

    At the University of Toronto, the schedule is:
    11:30 a.m. - free pancake breakfast outside Sid Smith [these organizers are smart!]
    1:00 p.m. - meet up & rally at Sidney Smith Hall
    2:00 p.m. - city-wide convergence and march, starting at Con Hall
    4:00 p.m. - mass rally at Queen's Park

    Turnout is expected to be massive. Be there!

    Facebook group here.
  • 5 comments:

    Stephanie said...

    Really glad to see this post Laura!

    I have been really excited about this day and very disappointed to be away from campus so please, if you are able, would you follow up with comments about the event on or after the 5th?

    There were some great videos based on those bank commercials "hands in your pockets" theme, in support of the fee drop campaign of 2007. Here is one of my favorites:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ujP5SYPrs8

    L-girl said...

    Stephanie, I'd love to follow up, but sadly, I won't be there either. There's just no way for me to be in Toronto that day. So we'll both have to make do with Facebook and Twitter.

    Stephanie said...

    Thanks for the post nonetheless!

    L-girl said...

    Well, it's the least (also the most) I can do. :)

    I wish it was happening on a Tues or Weds so I could be there!

    Barrie said...

    This looks amazing.